The European Republics


The European Republics (mainly in the Caucasus Mountains): Currently a hotbed of inter-ethnic, inter-religious and political separatist tensions, these Russian Republics in the Southeastern European Caucasus Mountains are still reeling from the effects of the devastating forced migrations of 1944-1957, in which Stalin deported millions of Chechen and Ingush people from their traditional homelands to Central Asia as punishment for allegedly collaborating with the Germans.

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